Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Zebras Frolic



To celebrate my husband's birthday yesterday we went to the Philadelphia Zoo. It was a nice day, warm but a bit blustery. One of my favorite animals to watch are the zebras. They're usually quite calm, munching hay or snoozing under a tree. I guess the wind and warmer temps had them feeling a bit frisky because they were putting on quite a show (click on each image for a larger, more detailed, picture) .

Chasing each other, round and round their pen...



Biting legs and necks...






Bucking and rearing...





I just want to thank everyone for their kind comments about losing my Grandparents. It really means a lot to me. It will be a hard week.
Getting lost on the internet is my great escape today.

23 comments:

jane augenstein said...

What beautiful pictures of the zebras! What beautiful markings they have, so unusual. Thanks for sharing!

Liz said...

I love zebras and these are great photos. I'm so glad you shared them, thank you.

blackfeatherfarm said...

Wonderful photos, how fun to watch them play !

Kathleen Coy said...

Now that would have been fun to see! I love the rearing picture where you can see the whole zebra's back - what beautiful markings!!!
Hugs to you!

Ingrid said...

Super Zebra photos Jen...thanks for sharing them. They are such fun creatures to go visit at the zoo. =0)

Angie said...

Love zebras too, wonderful pictures. I didn't realize about your grandparents... I'm sorry and will be remembering you this week.

Zan Asha said...

The zebras are beautiful. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog today. I will be thinking of you, I didn't realize the last post was about your grandparents---hugs!

Jerri said...

The zebras look like they were a riot to watch. So sorry for your loss.

Jennifer Rose said...

gorgeous photos :D Its so neat seeing the back of the Zebra where the stripes meet up, don't see it very often

AWESOME ASS ART said...

Your pictures are wonderful! So sorry to hear of your loss...you're in my prayers.

photogchic said...

Such pretty animals. I love that first photo. I had a pony whose mane stood up like that (maybe he was part zebra!) Sorry about your grandparents.

Julia said...

They play like mules!! I saw some mules at the Grand Canyon playing like that once! What fun! :)

sam said...

Great photos especially the first one, such character, I bet it would make agreat painting for you;o)

Debi McSwain said...

You have a real photographic knack. I enjoy your posts terrifically.
Debi McSwain

Holly Zemak said...

Sorry for your loss - you are in my thoughts.

Holly

Julia Guthrie said...

Oh Jen I'm sorry to hear about your loss, that's sad news. *hugs*

It seems that those crazy Zebras were doing their best to cheer you up though lol!
Fantastic action photos!:)
*Happy birthday to your Husband* :)

xxx

Julia Guthrie said...

PS. Keep forgetting to tell you...my friend who I bought your horse pendant for absolutely LOVED it! She was quite overwhelmed :) So thank you for making such beautiful pendants!

artbyakiko said...

What great photos! They are so beautiful! Makes me feel like going to the zoo.

Jenna White said...

Zebras are my favorite animal! These pictures are gorgeous, thank you so much for sharing. The zebras at our zoo are not nearly as active!

About your grandparents, I'm sorry for your loss, you will be in my thoughts.

allhorsestuff said...

OHWOW! Nice Zebra pics!

Please know that I am praying for you. Sorry to hear of your loss~
Kac

Linda (Artwolf) said...

love zebs great photographs

Longears Lover said...

Those are some awesome photos. It's quite a treat to be able to observe some real normal and natural behaviors like that.

You photos and work is truly amazing. I feature some zebra designs on my mule and donkey site, by various artist, and would love to have some of your zebras there. I'll be searching now for them on CP and Z to see if they are available.

Great work!

Longears Lover said...

Just a P.S. ...

I do have your cute mule baby featured at my longears site, and have posted about it on the blog.

Thank you for such beautiful artwork. I see in looking around, I will be going back to get some of your draft horse merchandise to feature as well.